For 25 years, the Goose Island Beer Company has worked to create award-winning brews that “capture the hearts, imaginations, and palates of beer drinkers.” On November 27th, Row House Cinema and its sister store, Atlas Bottle Works, will celebrate a Goose Island original with a release party and Pittsburgh premiere of Grit & Grain: The Story of Bourbon County Stout.
The documentary from filmmaker Ken Hunnemeder consists of nine chapters chronicling the process involved in making the 2015 Bourbon County Stout. The journey takes brewers from the rick houses of Heaven Hill, to the cooperages of McGinnis Wood Products in Cuba, Missouri, to the white oak forests of the Ozarks, all in an effort to produce one of the most sought after beers in the world.
The Goose Island Bourbon County 2015 Release Party and Pittsburgh premiere of Grit & Grain will begin at 6:30 p.m. Atlas will serve 5-ounce pours of the 2015 Bourbon County Stout and the 2014 Bourbon County Barleywine for $5 each (supplies are limited). Guests can participate in a charity raffle for a four-pack of the 2015 Bourbon County series. Raffle tickets are $10 each, and are available for purchase at the Row House website. All proceeds benefit Bike Pittsburgh. A lottery for access to a Chinese auction for bottles of the 2015 Bourbon County Stout, Barleywine, Coffee Stout, and Regal Rye will also take place.